lethal dose 50


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lethal dose 50

[′lē·thəl ¦dōs ′fif·tē]
(pharmacology)
The dose of a substance which is fatal to 50% of the test animals. Abbreviated LD50. Also known as median lethal dose.
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Determination of LD50 Dose: Lethal dose 50 (LD50) was calculated by method described by Reed and Muench (1938).
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Also a lethal dose 50 (LD 50) was determined with the Spearman-Karber method.